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Pittsburgh rehearsal dinner?

Vallozzi's downtown..went to a rehearsal dinner there on a Friday...probably expensive.
You could try the University Club, the library room..have been there for a party...very nice. There are a few other clubs in Oakland that would have a room (PAA, Twentieth Century Club). Have heard the Union Project that is in old church in East Liberty area is nice for small banquets but not sure about catering and have not been there.

Jan 23, 2015
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Where to buy organic loose teas and tea infuser near Robinson Twp?

Try -
Prestogeorge in the Strip
Dobra Tea
Te Cafe
Tea Pittsburgh
Gryphon's tea

Jan 08, 2015
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Cranberry Twp PA dining recommendations

mb is correct. Local chain with some beer and wine.

Dec 03, 2014
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Cranberry Twp PA dining recommendations

Off The Hook and Tamari are in the same little shopping strip but are a little more expensive. Aviva Brick Oven is nearby. Aladdin's Eatery has mediterranean is popular.

Dec 03, 2014
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Lawrenceville part of Pgh - need place for large group for lunch day after Thanksgiving

Kaleidoscope Cafe may work. It is BYOB.
I think Matteo's has a room for a large group.

Nov 12, 2014
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Pittsburgh - restaurant/higher end bar/pub that can accommodate 150 people!

Tough weekend for that unless you rent a party room.
What time of day?
Do you want food?
What area of town?
You could try some catering places like the Union Project or Boiler Room or Schenley Park Cafe. Hofbrauhaus does it during the week.
Good luck.

Sep 12, 2014
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Pittsburgh/Bethel Park area

Il Pizzaiolo has a nice Italian wine bar. Really good brick oven pizza and some good pasta.
Little tokyo for sushi
Kous Kous Cafe is BYOB and great but on the expensive side
Bistro 19 is very good and a little more expensive.
Arpino Trattoria has good pasta and is BYOB
Silk Road is good chinese, in Caste Village in Whitehall near BPark.
Danny's Parkview for a Italian Hoagie --not the pizza.
Al's Cafe is popular, though it is pretty mediocre.
If you want a good taco and street food go to Las Palmas in Brookline.
Someone Else's bar has been mentioned.
Kabob G Grill is good Lebanese and a few door up from Someone Else's bar.
Enjoy the adventure of trying some new places!

Sep 05, 2014
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Pittsburgh foodies: ISO pre show eats near Heinz Hall

Six Penn or Il Pizzaiolo

Jul 17, 2014
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German or Scandinavian Food in Pittsburgh

Agree in Max's Allegheny Tavern.
Or join the www.pghmannerchor.com/ or become friends with a member.

May 29, 2014
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Pittsburgh weekday family-friendly dinner?

Max's Allegheny Tavern if you like German food is in that area.

May 29, 2014
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Trip to Pittsburgh: Where to eat?

Il Pizzaiolo has pasta and real good brick oven pizza.
Have heard Sienna Sulla Piazza has good pasta.
Both in Market Square not far from the hotel.

Good luck with the marathon!

Apr 16, 2014
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Trip to Pittsburgh: Where to eat?

Hope you enjoy your visit. If you go to Primanti's you can walk to the one in the Strip District on 18th Street. About 15 minute walk. Remember why this sandwich was created and don't get the #1 cheese steak (in my opinion). Take cash.
Some restaurant suggestions:
Meat & Potatoes - walking distance
Cure - will need to drive
Eleven - walking distance
Dish - drive
Park Brugge Cafe - drive, does not take reservations.
Gaucho Parrilla Argentina if you want another sandwich and only a few stools to eat in.
Pamela's for Breakfast - some love it, especially the crepe pancakes. Obama made it famous. Just a diner.
I am sure others will have suggestions.

Apr 16, 2014
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Saturday Lunch near Pgh Airport

Both Bocktown and Burgatory are about 2 miles from the Marriott and not out of the way to McDonald.
There is a Don Jose mexican nearby, Ditka's. Papaya Asian and all the big name chains in that area.

Apr 11, 2014
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Saturday Lunch near Pgh Airport

If your looking for a good beer and decent pub grub the Bocktown is pretty good. Burgatory is in the same area and is a make your own burgers and alcoholic milkshakes, will probably be a long wait so you may be to much to eat if your are going to a early dinner.

Apr 11, 2014
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Best Pittsburgh Restaurant with a view of the city

Isabella on Grandview has a great view. Expensive and more of a special night type place. Most on Grandview are expensive and some not so good.
You may want to stop and take pictures and go somewhere else to eat if cost is an issue. Or stop by for a drink at the Grandview Saloon or even LeMont.

Mar 01, 2014
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Bethel Parkk?

Just remembered that the Walnut Grill has a place in Mt Lebanon. The bar area has TV's. Food is OK but a little more expensive. It it near Il Pizzaiolo noted by Burghfeeder. Il Pizzaiolo has really good pizza but no TV's.

Nov 06, 2013
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Bethel Parkk?

Primanti's in Mt Lebanon
Someone Else's Bar in Castle Shannon behind Ice Castle..small but good food and TV's.

Nov 02, 2013
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Pittsburgh to FallingWater - anywhere worth stopping?

Not sure where you are staying but Out of the Fire in Donegal just off the turnpike is good. Helen's @ Seven Springs is good too. If you want real high end and real expensive, Lautrec at Nemacolin Woodlands.
There is another Frank Lloyd Wright home open about 15 minutes away that you may like, Kentuck Knob.

Jul 24, 2013
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Lord forgive me for this post.....and thanks for those who choose to help. Pittsburgh.

As other have suggested:
Il Pizziaolo - nice wine (Italian) bar in the back
Bistro 19
Kous Kous if just a few, not 12, get reservations if in the evening, BYOB.
Cucina Bella has a room in the basement for a bigger crowd, but call and get reservations. BYOB. Creative Brick oven pizza, salads, panini's.

Jul 05, 2013
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Saturday night in Pittsburgh

Dish on the southside.
Cafe du Jour on the southside - BYOB
Kaya can be fun - Strip District.
Nicky's Thai Kitchen - BYOB..on the Northside...newer one in town but have not been to that one.

Jul 02, 2013
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Coming to Pittsburghs.What's the Best ?

Not sure what cheap eats means but here are a few ideas.

Breakfast - Gab N Eat or Pamela's

Thin Man Sandwich
Nicky's Thai Kitchen
Casa Rasta - BYOB
Fat Head's Saloon on the Southside is popular for Big sandwiches and a beer.
Kaya but a little higher price.

Jun 26, 2013
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One night in Pittsburgh

Already some good recommendations:

Eleven is a little walk but very good.
We enjoy Six Penn.

May 28, 2013
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Pittsburgh Marathon

Some others.
Two in Market Sq.
Il Pizzaiolo - just opened up, second location. Good wood fired pizza too. www.ilpizzaiolo.com
Sienna Sulla Piazza http://siennapgh.com
On 5th Ave.
Vallozzi's - expensive. www.vallozzispittsburgh.com

Apr 30, 2013
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Pittsburgh - recommendations for dinner on the South Side before marathon

Depending on which hotel, the Southside can be a long trek. Check with your hotel to see if they run the shuttle to restaurants.

Check Stagioni. Good Italian.

There is a Buca di Beppo in station square, but I am not a fan.

Apr 30, 2013
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Restaurants near Falling Water, Mill Run, Laurel Highlands

If you are near Donegal and the turnpike. Out of the Fire Cafe. www.outofthefirecafe.com/

Apr 12, 2013
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Good or great Italian food in Pittsburgh

Davio - very expensive
Il Pizzaiolo

Apr 05, 2013
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Recommendation needed Pittsburgh area for Cheap Eats but exceptional food.

Some that are good and not expensive.
Il Pizzaiolo for pizza and pasta.
Nicky's Thai Kitchen on the Northside.
Smoke Barbeque Taquaeria for interested smoked tacos, in Homestead.BYOB
Thin Man Sandwiches in the strip for sandwich.
Point Brugge Cafe, but a little more expensive for dinner.
Wingharts for a burger.
Kaya is popular, not sure of the cost but I don't think it is to expensive.

Feb 15, 2013
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Dinner & desert suggestions near the Incline

As MonM. states, you can go to Station Square and take the Mon Incline. From there the Shilol and/or Red Beards are an easy walk. Or eat at Station Sq.

Feb 15, 2013
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Dinner & desert suggestions near the Incline

Shilol and Packs are a long walk from the Duq. Incline, they are near the Mon Incline. If looking for a beer you can go to the Grandview Saloon.

Feb 13, 2013
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Dinner & desert suggestions near the Incline

Isabela on Grandview or Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. Are a little more expensive but good.

Feb 12, 2013
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